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I have a chicken with an eye disease that looks like yellow cheese. It is under the eyelid, surrounding the eyeball. Does anyone know what the disease is and how to cure it??

post #2 of 11

Can you post a picture and give us some more information?

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post #3 of 11
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I can't post a picture but the yellow substance is thick and rubbery like . I have gotten some of the substance out from around the eyeball but it keeps coming back. I am using Terramycin for the eye. The substance makes the eye lid stand way out and looks like a huge swollen eye.

post #4 of 11

Does it smell?

Could be Corezya. Could be pus from an infection after being pecked..

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post #5 of 11
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It does have an ordor and it does have a foamy substance to it , to start with then it becomes a yellow cheesy rubbery  substance. The eye has sunk way down in the eye socket because of the substance under the eyelid and between the eye socket and eyeball. I think the hen will be blind in that eye even after she is cured. She wasn't pecked in the eye .

post #6 of 11

Do a search for Coryza and see if that's what it is.

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Small flock of Black Australorps, EEs, and Nankins.

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post #8 of 11

Once I had a hen with something that sounds like what your hen has, it made a big swelling of her eye and she couldn't see out of it.  With gloved hands and strong intestinal fortitude I gently squeezed at the base of the swelling and got a big goober of gunk to come out from under her inner eyelid.  It looked like a big yellowish caterpillar and even had a little rounded indentation at the end where it was resting on her eye. 

Her eye remained a bit swollen for the rest of that day, but the next day she was FINE.  It was one of the grosser things I have ever done, but it made me feel like a miracle worker, to have restored her sight!

I've done this with a few other hens over the years, haven't always had such great success.  I think a lot has to do with just how severely the bird is affected before you get around to doing this.  I think it is caused by upper respiratory infections that get in their sinuses & up into their eyes.  But I'm no expert on this, it's just my theories.

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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank everyone for your input on my problem, i have started my hen on sulfadimethoxine (diluted in her water) and still putting terramycin salve in her eye. I know if i could get all of the yellow cheesy substance out, that she would heal alot quicker but it is so embedded and deap in her eye socket that i only get part of it out.

post #10 of 11
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Up date on my hen with eye problem-i kept putting the Terramycin in her eye and it finally lossened up all off the yellow chessy substance. I was able to remove all of the chessy substance and her eye is improving greatly. i don't know for sure yet but i think she might still have her sight in that eye. The antibiotic that i diluted in her water also helped. She acts like a normal hen now.

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